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Network speed during Imaging

I am just beginning to use imaging and have a dumb question.

When I restore an image to a workstation from the server, it just kills my network. Other users are unable to do even small things like check their email because of the lack of available bandwidth on the LAN.

Is this normal for a 100mb layer 2 switched network?

Thanks.
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Re: Network speed during Imaging

Does the switch have igmp enabled. If not that cold be your problem.

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arizzotto;1746753 wrote:
Does the switch have igmp enabled. If not that cold be your problem.

Tony.


Most of my switches do not support igmp. Is that a "requirement" for imaging?
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Re: Network speed during Imaging

no it's not.

maybe plug a sniffer in or monitor your switches while doing some image dumps.

we normally dump 4 images at a time with no impact.

you got any routers in the path ? maybe with diffrent packet sizes configured ? (old school issue, but who knows).
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Re: Network speed during Imaging

You could have a duplex mismatch - I have seen issues where a new server with a 1GB/s network card won't connect to a 10/100 switch on auto/auto. You get link and traffic flows through, but you see problems during high traffic operations like imaging and backups. You could try setting the NIC and switch port to 100/full.
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